Olivet Nazarene University’s head football coach Brian Fish is pleased to announce that Mark Reddy has accepted the position of defensive coordinator for the Tiger football program. Reddy will begin his role with the Tigers in early January 2013.
"I'm excited to have Mark return to Olivet and join our staff,” states Fish. “He will bring a lot of energy and passion not only to our football program but also to the University. Having played and graduated from here he knows who we are and who we want to become. He will be a great leader and mentor for our players just as he has been at the previous places he has coached."
Coach Reddy brings 17 years of experience to the Tiger coaching staff; five as a head coach and 12 seasons as an assistant coach. He comes to Olivet from LaVille Sr. High School in Lakeville, Ind. where he served as the head coach and assistant principal since 2011. Redding spent 16 years, from 1996-2011, serving Eastern Hancock High School in Charlottesville, Ind. in numerous capacities. He spent three seasons as the head football coach and five as an assistant coach, where he was part of three sectional championships (2002, 2003, 2006). At various points during his tenure at Eastern Hancock, he also taught English and U.S. History, served as athletic director and as a track coach.
Reddy graduated in 1995 with an undergraduate degree in history education from Olivet and attained his graduate degree in athletic administration from Ball State University in 2005. During his time at ONU he was a four-year letterman in football and was awarded the Dean’s List Scholar Award. He served as a co-captain in 1994.
In addition to coaching football, Reddy will also be a professor within the Exercise and Sports Science Department at Olivet. He and his wife, Tracey, have four daughters.